Sunday, 4 May 2014

Hobbycutz Challenge 46. . . . . . . The Striplet is Back

Good morning Duckadees. Hope you are warm and well. Still chasing my tail a bit with extra hours and long days but hoping for a quieter week ahead.
Firstly, a big welcome to The Pond to Debs Artliff. I have seen you over on Sue Wilson's so thanks for coming for a paddle over here. We're a nice bunch and usually well behaved.

Thank you for your super comments on my daffs. Marisa, I completely forgot that the Sunkissed Fleur was your baby. Did you ever imagine that someone would make daffodils with them lol!

Now today's card is my DT creation for the latest Hobbycutz Challenge which is sponsored by The Paper Shelter and features this sketch for your inspiration. . . . . 

I hope that you can pop over here to have a look at the fab cards my team mates have created and why not enter the challenge too?

I foccussed on the flowers and the purple, white and yellow.
The base card was a piece of A3 card which I cut down to 14cm x 42cm and then Hougied at 14cm and 28cm to give a bi-fold card (think that's the technical term).
Out of the front "page" I cut the largest of the SB Captivating Squares to make an aperture.
I then cut two pieces of purple PMD card to 13.8cm x13.8cm. One piece, I stuck to the middle "page" behind the aperture. On the second piece, I marked where the aperture was going to be cut and then cut around the edge with my beloved Striplet. There was a bit of tricksy manoevering went on, having to hang the last cut off the edge of the cutting plate but I got there. This is why I did not cut the aperture first so the piece of card would be easier to handle.
I then cut an aperture with the Captivating Square again from the centre so you end up with a piece like this. . . . . . 

This I then stuck over the aperture on the front and fortunately, it did line up!
I stuck the purple square I cut out, onto the back "page".

Then to the flower "page". The foliage piece is from Hobbycutz. I usually colour and emboss them but I left it au natural this time. I used a Tonic small flower punch to punch 3,000,000 (maybe a slight exaggeration) flowers from white card. Yellow felt tip squidged on the centres shaped the flowers and added colour too.
I foam padded the centre of the area for the flower to give a domed shape and stuck all the teeny flowers on and around it.

Sentiment hand written in white gel pen and that was that.

Have a super Sunday folks and hope you have a great week ahead.

Ang x


  1. Stunning Ang, flower is amazing (well done on punching 3 mil)!!!!!xxxxx

  2. I think you might be slightly out in your calculations Mrs Duck. I'm sure I counted 3,000,002 flowers - but of course I may be wrong! Lol! Anyway, however many there it's a fabulous flower and a fabulous card! Hugs Christine x

  3. Good morning Ang, just back from mums and you have really been busy on this flower. Reminds me of the hydrangea you did last year and as for the design.....methinks you have been taking engineering lessons from John to get it all lined up spot on!! Best wishes Jackie.

  4. Hi Ang. Love the card. The Striplet die has become my new best friend and it´s on everything I make. Haven´t as yet done one like your though.
    Love the flower. I gave up counting at 2500.
    Have a good weekend.
    Love Val x

  5. Hi Ang
    Wow i must say what a beautiful creation, it must have taken a long time to make ? , what with the lining up and the little flower heads , i must say your had writing is lovely , i could never put a hand written message on my cards with my scrawl lol
    Take Care
    And i hope you have a nice rest
    Elaine H X

  6. This is stunning Ang, wow all those flowers, must have taken you ages? That's one thing with us crafters we all appreciate how long a project takes and the work that goes into the creation. It Beautiful.

    In case you have not realized Congratulations Girl my son pulled your name out of the bowl last night so you have won my blog candy.

    E-mail me your details and I will post it on Tuesday.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  7. Morning And,
    Stunning card love the three fold and the flower is stunning, must have taken an age to punch out and assemble the flowers.

  8. Wow what a fab card xx it must have taken ages not only the flowers which look fab but creating the frame too -what a brilliant idea xx luv it xx GailT xx

  9. what are we like? A right pair that's what I say lol! Thanks for your great comments

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. Stunning card. Shows how dies can work together.
    Janice W

  11. Any, your hand must have been sore punching all those flowers out then putting them all together, but it's fab, love the whole card. Congrats on winning Jacquie's Candy. Hazel xx

  12. Beautiful Ang -- You deserve the Big Quack award for this beauty!!
    Sandy xx

  13. Hi Ang stunning card love the colours you used,the flowers no way would I have patience to cut them out

  14. Stunning love the flower xx

  15. Stunning ang simply stunning!
    John xxx

  16. Excellent! Lot of work but an excellent result Ang. Beautiful.

  17. Hi Ang and congrats on your candy win!
    Love your card, gorgeous colours and that die is wonderful. Great design and I just think your flower is so beautifully made, hugs Kate x

  18. Ang your creations are amazing! I live tge gorgeous purple you used on thus. Have a great day.

  19. Super card and ones I have missed, love this cut out one, great job mrs Duck.....and it's duck weather here now in Aussie so hope you have the

  20. What a gorgeous card!! Great design and color palette!!!

  21. Hello, Mrs Duck,
    May I come to paddle in your pond from time to time?
    This time it is actually for a swim!
    What an absolute stunner of a card you have produced, perfect in every way, and I really appreciate just how much work has gone into it!
    Much Love,
    Lis x

  22. Pretty card, but I'm still confused about where you used the striplet, 'cos you already had a frame.

    1. Hi Lesley
      Sorry if I've confused. I used the edge of The Striplet to cut the edge of the purple frame. I then cut the Captivating Square from the middle of this as per the photo on my cutting mat.
      Hope this makes sense.

    2. Ah, thank you. It's so nice when someone takes the time to reply. Now I understand. Keep paddling on that pond, you are making great waves!

  23. Stunning card, great colours and the flowers are beautiful!xx

  24. How many flower heads...........??? you counted every one???
    Well mate you are one short, got the magnifying glass out and counted!!!
    Oh! Ang, your card is absolutely stunning, love, love, love everything about it.
    Off for a wee paddle to keep my "webbed feet" busy
    Have a fantastic day

    Patricia xxx

  25. Fantastic card Ang. Thanks for visiting me. My hubby is as well as he will ever be. His problems are age related so life is not easy now. Thank goodness for my craft it helps to keep me sane.
    Margaret M

  26. OMG lurve, lurve, lurve it! An absolutely stunning card and I love how you have used the leaves. I must contact the lady that owns HC as I still have not received my prize from earlier this year and am desperate to get my hands on some of her gorgeous embellishments. May have to CASE or be inspired by your card - love it that much! Karen x

  27. What a gorgeous card!! Love the flower, what a great idea!!